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IT - Mobile Developer Program Details

The use of smart phones and tablets is growing rapidly, and the technology is expanding even faster! Enroll in the Information Technology - Mobile Developer associate degree program at CVTC and you’ll receive hands-on training in Apple iOS. You may also choose courses to cover 3D simulations which will give you an edge in this creative and exciting field.

This program is for individuals interested in the design, development, or use of mobile device applications, games, or utilities. It will benefit those who strive to distinguish themselves in the rapidly expanding field of mobile application development.

You'll learn to:

  • Create applications for iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices
  • Understand the relationship between mobile, cloud computing, and version control
  • Develop skills in time management, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and environmental awareness
  • Use the Xcode mobile application development environments
  • Design mobile applications for multiple platforms including iOS and Web
  • Use programming languages for mobile application development: HTML5, JavaScript, Java, Objective-C, and Swift
  • Explore strategies for overcoming mobile development challenges including security concerns, memory and processor limitations, intermittent network access, and limited battery power

Technical Diplomas within this Program

Earn a one-year Information Technology technical diploma in the following area. If you decide to pursue the IT - Mobile Developer associate degree, your diploma will apply towards that degree.

  • Mobile iOS

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Just the Facts

Information Technology - Mobile Developer
68 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $13,215

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

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How To Enroll

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These are a few of the courses you will take in the IT - Mobile Developer program.
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  • Objective C Programming – Cocoa
    In this course you will learn desktop application development for Mac OS X. The learner will develop a solid understanding of the Objective-C programming language and the Cocoa frameworks to write a series of Objective-C programs of increasing complexity.
  • Mobile Application Development II – iOS
    In this course, students will learn the best engineering and design practices needed to produce maintainable code and functional user interfaces for iPhones, iPads and Mac Desktop hardware. Students will use advanced graphics technologies including Quartz drawing, Core Image, Core Animation, and Image Kit.
  • Java Web Programming
    In this course, students will write programs using the latest Sun Java release. The focus of the class is on the use of advanced Java features necessary for real world business applications. The class will review and extend knowledge of Java; Input/Output, exception classes and packages.


  • Developer
  • Systems Integration Specialist

Career Outlook

Mobile application development is currently one of the fastest growing fields in IT. The rapid adoption of smart phones worldwide has resulted in a significant increase in demand for mobile application developers. The IT - Mobile Developer program will help turn your interest in computers into a lifelong career.

CVTC offers three programs that lead to careers in information technology.

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